From our archives: Indian Genocide and Republican Power, consortiumnews.com
Articles you should have read the first time around, but didn’t.
By Thomas J. DiLorenzo
[Originally posted: October 7, 2010]
Sherman: Perhaps defiantly brutal, but he was not that far from mainstream opinion.
Consortium Editor’s Note: The genocide against Native Americans remains one of the most shameful chapters of U.S. history (and indeed one that continued through Ronald Reagan’s presidency with U.S.-backed slaughters in Central America).
However, from the Civil War through the end of the 19th Century, the extermination campaigns also merged the dangerous forces of a standing army with the business/political interests of the Republican Party, as the Independent Institute’s Thomas J. DiLorenzo writes in the following excerpted guest essay. Continue reading »
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